Water is essential to your health, but given the option, most people would rather not drink water that has a weird taste or looks cloudy. Instead, they would much rather purchase plastic water bottles that come filled with delicious water. While it’s important to stay hydrated, bottled water isn’t always the best choice. In today’s post, we will discuss five reasons why you should stop buying bottled water.
If the reason you’re continuously buying bottled water is because you don’t have access to clean, great-tasting water in your home, PureBlue has a solution. Our reverse osmosis water filtration systems make it easier than ever to ditch those plastic water bottles and start enjoying delicious water straight from your tap. When you install a reverse osmosis water filtration system in your kitchen, bathroom, or both, you will never go back. Explore our website to learn more about the different home water filtration systems we offer, and give us a call to get started today!
Harmful to the Environment
One of the most significant reasons to stop buying bottled water is because it’s harmful to the environment — in more ways than one. It’s highly encouraged that people recycle their plastic water bottles, but the fact is that most people don’t. When water bottles aren’t recycled, they end up in the garbage, and ultimately, a landfill or the ocean.
You may think that water bottles ending up in the landfill is the biggest contributor they have to climate change, but that’s not the case. The production and transportation required to stock bottled water in the store is also a huge contributor to the state of our environment. Environmentalist, Peter Gleick, did a study where he found that it takes 2,000 times more energy to produce bottled water as it does tap water.
If you’re someone who purchases bottled water at the store every time you do your grocery shopping, think about how much you’re actually spending. A case of water could cost anywhere between $2 and $7 depending on the number of bottles you’re purchasing and the brand of the water. If you buy a new case every week when you do your weekly grocery shopping, that’s approximately $364 a year on water, if you’re getting the expensive water. While that may not sound like a lot of money when you break it down, you also have to take into consideration the cost on the environment, as mentioned above.
That being said, you may be hesitant to buy a reverse osmosis water filtration system because of the upfront cost. It’s understandable that that number looks bigger at first, but most water filtration systems last about four years, meaning you’ll actually save money. Instead of spending $364 each year, you’ll only have to spend about $200 up front to get delicious water for at least four years.
Put Your Health at Risk
Many people choose to buy bottled water because they believe it is healthier than drinking tap water. Without a filtration system, tap water can contain chemicals and particles that aren’t great if you consume them long-term. However, bottled water isn’t always a better alternative.
Most, if not all, bottled water comes in a plastic container, which can contain bisphenol-A or BPAs. BPAs can seep into the water and cause problems for your health, including your brain, behavior, and the prostate gland of fetuses, infants, and children. While some bottled water companies have started labeling their products as BPA-free, some scientists have stated that the chemicals used to replace them can be just as harmful. This can be especially alarming since most people buy bottled water with the belief that it is more pure and healthier than tap water.
There are many different brands of bottled water, and you would think that all bottled water is the same, but that’s where you might be wrong. Bottled water companies want you to believe that their water comes from fresh springs or heavenly water sources, but in reality, all bottled water comes from a factory. Within the factory, some companies may choose to treat their water, in which case you may get a better quality for a higher price, but other companies may not treat their water as much, if at all.
Convenience at a Cost
Despite all the reasons not to buy bottled water, there are many people who still do, and that’s because of one major benefit — the convenience. When you’re thirsty, quenching your thirst is as easy as reaching in the fridge and grabbing a bottle of water, or when you’re leaving for work, you can grab a bottle of water as you leave.
That being said, you can easily replicate that convenience with your tap water at home, especially if you’ve installed a reverse osmosis water filtration system. Because of the negative impact plastic water bottles have on the environment, many companies have started making high-quality reusable water bottles that you can fill up with water at home. If you want the same convenience as you had with the pre-bottled water, you can always buy a few reusable water bottles, fill them up with your delicious tap water, and keep them in the fridge at all times!
Make the Switch With PureBlue!
Bottled water doesn’t have to be the only solution for your bad-tasting tap water. At PureBlue, we offer a variety of products, including our reverse osmosis water filtration system, that can provide you with that delicious clean-water taste without all the negative side-effects of bottled water. If you’re ready to start enjoying your tap water at home, explore our website to learn more about your options, and give us a call to start on the path to cleaner water today!